By BN Americas

The route to Europe has become the number one priority for Brazil in an intercontinental submarine network project to connect Brazil, the Southern Cone, the US, Europe and Africa, even though a first deal was signed with an Angolan telecoms consortium in 2011.

In a statement posted on its website on Tuesday (Feb 4), Brazilian state-run telco Telebras said that “the company's priority is the construction of an undersea cable linking Brazil to the European continent,” due to “commercial and strategic issues.”

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